Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Palio Marinaro 2011

Gozzo (ten rowers) of Venezia, Trofeo D'Alesio 2011, LivornoLast Sunday the “gozzo” (ten-oar boat) of the “Venezia” quarter won the “Palio Marinaro”, the most important race of our rowing season. (Picture taken on April 16 during the Trofeo D'Alesio)

See also: Gozzi & Gozzette - Palio Marinaro - Trofeo D'Alesio - Coppa Risi'atori - Coppa Barontini - Venice Takes All - Trofeo D'Alesio 2011

20 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

strength !

Kate said...

They look like strong, powerful virile men!

Jack said...

Congratulations, VP. Does Palio mean something like "race"? I know they have horse races in Sienna that are called Palio.

Randy said...

They look like they are working hard.

Virginia said...

They are working very hard! Great shot.
V

Luis Gomez said...

Wow! They look very strong!

VP said...

@ Jack - The “palio”, a sort of banner, is the trophy delivered to the winner.
It is usually a rectangular piece of cloth, hand-painted by an artist for the occasion.
You can see the rowers holding the “palio” following these links: Venice Takes All and Palio Marinaro.

cieldequimper said...

Good action shot.

Which reminds me that one day I'd like to see the Palio in Siena...

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Ciel, this is an amazing capture, great motion in this picture and what a lovey sunny day!Perfect day for the competition!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love it when you pull this image right in VP, the look of determination on those faces is so good! Great shot!

Doug Hickok said...

Congratulations to the winners! Your image captures the sense of strength and team work which I'm sure helped them to win.

Irredento Urbanita said...

A true show of speed and strenght. Photo for a newspaper.

Regards

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Leif Hagen said...

Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream,
merrily, merrily, merrily merrily,
life is but a dream!
Great photo!

Birdman said...

This does not look like fun to me. Then again, they look a lot better 'in shape' then moi. hahaha

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I would love it if you used my picture for your 'A Bunch of Benches' VP, will it be your first 'Aussie benches'?

Kaori said...

My girly heart is all a flutter, seeing those stong men row the boat! Great shot :D

Dina said...

They look very determined.

Halcyon said...

Looks like hard work!

PS: I am sending this comment from the comfort of my sofa on my very own internet connection!!!

Gunn said...

Great action shot!:)

JM said...

Great cropping, great contrast of colours, great shot, VP!